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### Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Emanuel Lasker.The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first

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a)
White Mates in 6.
Emanuel Lasker vs Jacques Mieses, Leipzig, 1889
r1bq3r/pp1p2k1/2nN1pp1/3Q3p/2P4P/4R3/P2K1PP1/4RB2 w - - 0 1
[ Qf7+ Kh6 Qxg6+ Kxg6 Rg3+ Kh7 Bd3+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Emanuel Lasker vs Jacques Mieses, Leipzig, 1889
r5r1/pp1R1Qpk/q5p1/2P1p3/1P3P2/8/P5PP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re3 g5 Rd6 ]

c)
Black Mates in 5.
Jacques Mieses vs Emanuel Lasker, Leipzig, 1889
3r3k/pp4pq/1n3B2/2pr4/5P2/Q1P3Pb/P1P1NR1P/R5K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd1+ Rf1 Qe4 ]

d)
Emanuel Lasker vs Johann Bauer, Amsterdam, 1889
r4rk1/1b2bpp1/ppq1p3/2ppB2Q/5P2/1P2P3/P1PP2PP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxg7 if Kxg7 Qg4+ & Rf3 ]

e)
Henry Bird vs Emanuel Lasker, Liverpool, 1890
r4r1k/6pp/1pP2b2/1Bn1q3/2QNp3/8/3R1PPP/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd3 w/Qxd4 (if Rxd3 exd3 & if Rxe5 Ra1+ mates) if Ne6 Nxe1 Nxf8 Nf3+ & Ra1+ ]

The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Emanuel Lasker vs Henry Bird, Liverpool, 1890
4r3/1b3Qbk/2q3Np/p1npP3/2pP1P2/2B4N/PP4K1/3R4 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5+ ]

b)
White Mates in 6.
Emanuel Lasker vs Theodor Von Scheve, Berlin, 1891
8/p3R3/3p1pkp/2pP2p1/2P3Q1/7P/Prq2PPK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qe6 h5 (if Qxf2 Qf7+ & Qh7+) Qf7+ Kf5 Re6 ]

c)
Emanuel Lasker vs Raimond, New York, 1892
5r1r/p1p4p/1p5k/5q2/3P1p2/5Q1P/P4P1K/2B3R1 w - - 0 1
[ Rg4 w/Bxf4+ ]

d)
Henry Bird vs Emanuel Lasker, New Castle on Tyne, 1892
3R1nk1/5rp1/4Q3/4B3/3pqP2/8/6P1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe1+ Kh2 Qh4+ Kg1 Qxd8 ]

e)
Joseph Blackburne vs Emanuel Lasker, London, 1892
2b5/2p1qr1k/2n3pn/p1N1ppQ1/1pP1P2P/1P2BP2/P1B2K2/3R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...f4 ]

The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Francis Lee vs Emanuel Lasker, New York, 1893
3r4/1r3k2/5b2/2p4p/p1N1n1pP/2Pp1pP1/PP3P2/1R1RNK2 b - - 0 1
[ ...d2 w/...Nxc3 ]

b)
Erich Schmidt vs Emanuel Lasker, New York, 1893
8/pNp2rpk/5r2/7p/2PP2bP/4P1R1/P6R/4K3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rb6 if Nd8 Rf8 if Na5 Rb1+ ]

c)
Emanuel Lasker vs Eduardo Vasquez, Habana, 1893
r3qrk1/1p1n1ppp/1p6/p3PNN1/P7/1Q6/1P3PPP/R3b1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh3 if h6 Nxh6+ mates ]

d)
Emanuel Lasker vs Wilhelm Steinitz, New York, 1894
7n/1p1qr2P/p4R2/2kp4/2p5/P7/1PP4Q/1K6 w - - 0 1
[ Qg1+ d4 Qg5+ w/Rf5 ]

e)
Emanuel Lasker vs Dawid Janowski, Hastings, 1895
2b1qr1k/p5bp/1p6/1N1p1p2/6n1/4P1B1/PP1Q1PP1/1BR3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd6 if Qe6 Rxc8 & Bxf5 ]

Lasker vs Capablanca, St Petersburg, 1914

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The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Emanuel Lasker vs Harry Pillsbury, Hastings, 1895
q5k1/Pr5p/2Q3p1/2p5/3p4/1P5P/2P1p1P1/R6K w - - 0 1
[ Qxb7 ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Harry Pillsbury vs Emanuel Lasker, St. Petersburg, 1895
8/pp4pk/4Qb1p/3p4/K2P4/2q5/P2R2PP/3R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...b5+ Kxb5 Qc4+ Ka5 Bd8+ ]

c)
Emanuel Lasker vs Mikhail Chigorin, St Petersburg, 1895
4k3/1pr2p2/p1p3pp/6q1/4Pp2/P3Q1P1/1PPR3P/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qd4 w/Qh8+ or Qd8+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Emanuel Lasker vs Isidor Gunsberg, Hastings, 1895
r3b1r1/1p4p1/4P1k1/p4pNp/5P1Q/P1Bq4/1P2NK1P/6R1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf7+ ]

e)
Henry Bird vs Emanuel Lasker, Hastings, 1895
1r5k/p5pp/3q1n2/5p2/2PP3b/5B1P/P1bNQ1KR/6N1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re8 ]

The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Geza Maroczy vs Emanuel Lasker, London, 1899
3r1rk1/5pp1/1q2p2p/np2P3/4Q3/P7/1B3PPP/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nb3 if Rad1 Nd2 ]

b)
Black Mates in 2.
James Mason vs Emanuel Lasker, London, 1899
8/2r5/1k5p/1pp4P/8/K2P4/PR2QB2/2q5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc3+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Emanuel Lasker vs Francis Lee, London, 1899
7r/5pp1/1qP2n1p/8/6kP/3Q1NP1/P4P2/2KR4 w - - 1 0
[ Ne5+ if Kh5 Qe2+ or if Kh3 Qf1+ ]

d)
Emanuel Lasker vs Jacques Mieses, Paris, 1900
3r1k1r/5pp1/p4q2/4Nb1p/8/2P1Q1R1/P4P1P/4RK2 w - - 0 1
[ Nc6 if Qxc6 Qe7+ & Qxd8+ or if Ra8 Qc5+ w/Ne7+ ]

## Tactics in the openings series

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The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Emanuel Lasker vs NN, Great Britain, 1900
r6k/3nq1rp/p3pNQ1/1p1pn3/1PpP1P2/2P2N1R/P6P/6RK w - - 1 0
[ Rxh7+ Rxh7 Qg8+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Emanuel Lasker vs NN, Great Britain, 1900
r1b4k/ppp3q1/2n2r1p/8/4Q1pP/2BB4/PPP3P1/2KR4 w - - 1 0
correction by Gideon - thx !
[ Qe8+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Emanuel Lasker vs Meyer, Prague, 1900
3R4/3R4/p4k2/r1r2Pp1/6Pp/1p6/1P4P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rf8+ Ke5 Re8+ Kf4 Rd4+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Emanuel Lasker vs Sufranek, Prague, 1900
4N3/7p/2p1R3/6p1/5k2/2PB3P/r4PPn/2K5 w - - 1 0
[ Re4+ Kf5 Re3+ Kf4 g3# ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Emanuel Lasker vs L Pasternak, Zuerich, 1900
1nr5/1p2n2k/4PR2/2p1B2P/3bP3/1P4R1/8/7K w - - 1 0
[ Rf7+ Kh6 Bf4+ ]

The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Emanuel Lasker vs Harry Wilson, USA, 1901
6k1/6B1/6BK/3p1P2/p1p5/2P5/PP4b1/8 w - - 1 0
[ f6 ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Emanuel Lasker vs FW Lynn, USA, 1902
r2qr1k1/ppp2p1n/3p1Pn1/7Q/2BP3P/8/PPP3P1/RN3RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxg6+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
1r1q2rk/ppp2Q1p/1n1b2pB/5p2/3P4/2P4R/PP2N1PP/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh7+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Emanuel Lasker vs AO Wuensche, USA, 1902
r1b1k3/1pp2p2/p4B1r/7p/6pP/2N5/PPP1B1P1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bb5+ ]

e)
Emanuel Lasker vs Mikhail Chigorin, Brighton, 1903
4r2k/pp2P3/5q1p/5N1P/5Q2/2P2pP1/PP5K/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qd4 ]

f)
White mates in 2.
Emanuel Lasker vs NN, Manchester, 1903
r2q2nr/5p1p/p1Bp3b/1p1NkP2/3pP1p1/2PP2P1/PP5P/R1Bb1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bf4+ ]

## Tactics in the openings series

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The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 4.
Rudolf Raubitschek vs Emanuel Lasker, Trenton Falls, 1906
r3k3/1pp3p1/1pn1q1P1/3bp1Q1/4Nn1N/3P3r/PPP2P1P/R4R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh2+ if Kg1 Rh1+ Kxh1 Qh3+ Kg1 Ne2# ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
M Morgan vs Emanuel Lasker, USA, 1907
6k1/1QR2pp1/p6p/P3pP2/4K3/3r4/1R5P/5q2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf3+ Kxe5 f6+ Ke6 Qe3+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Emanuel Lasker vs Randolph, USA, 1907
2r3rk/p4p1p/1pq5/5P1R/2P3Q1/1P2p2P/6R1/7K w - - 1 0
[ Qd4+ f6 Rxh7+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Emanuel Lasker vs Broderson, Netherlands, 1908
7k/pp3p1p/3pbPrQ/6p1/2PR4/1P5P/P5P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd6 if Rg8 Rd8 ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Emanuel Lasker vs Fortuijn, Netherlands, 1908
3r1q1k/4Nppp/1p1P4/nPn5/R3Q3/7P/5PP1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh7+ ]

The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White Mates in 8.
Emanuel Lasker vs Siegbert Tarrasch, Dusseldorf, 1908
2r1k1r1/7p/p2Qpp2/2n2p2/1pP5/5BP1/Pq3P1P/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bh5+ Rg6 Rxe6+ Nxe6 Bxg6+ hxg6 Qxe6+ ]

b)
Siegbert Tarrasch vs Emanuel Lasker, Dusseldorf, 1908
3Q4/4r1kp/4r3/8/P2p1p2/1P2b3/2P1R1P1/R2KN1q1 b - - 0 1
[ ...f3 if gxf3 Bg5 ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Q7/2pk1p1p/p2pb3/2p5/4n3/4K2P/PPq2PP1/RN5R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxf2+ Kxe4 Bf5+ ]
Thx to Gideon!

d)
Emanuel Lasker vs Oldrich Duras, St Petersburg, 1909
8/6pp/4p3/1p1n4/1Nk1N1P1/P4P1P/1P4K1/r7 w - - 0 1
[ Nd2+ w/Nb3+ ]

e)
Emanuel Lasker vs Richard Teichmann, St Petersburg, 1909
r4rk1/2p3p1/p2bP2q/np1p4/3P1pR1/2P2Q1P/P1B2P2/R1B4K w - - 0 1
[ e7 if Bxe7 (if Rf7 Bg6 & Qxe5+) Bxf4 & if Qe6 Rxg7+ Kxg7 Rg1+ ]

## Tactics in the openings series

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The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Emanuel Lasker vs Dawid Janowski, Paris, 1909
r2q1rk1/1ppbb1p1/p1np1n1p/4p1N1/3P4/2P1B2P/PPBN1PP1/RQ2R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bb3+ if d5 Bxd5 & if Nxd5 Qh7# ]

b)
David Janowski vs Emanuel Lasker, Paris, 1909
7k/p1p1r2p/1p1pnr1q/5pp1/2PPPp2/2PB1P1P/P2Q1PRK/7R b - - 0 1
[ ...g4 w/...Ng5 ]

c)
Emanuel Lasker vs Dawid Janowski, Berlin, 1910
2r3k1/p3qppp/2pr4/Q2b4/1P2p3/4P3/P3BPPP/2RR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd5 if Rxd5 Qxd5 ]

d)
Emanuel Lasker vs Dawid Janowski, Berlin, 1910
1r3bk1/2q2ppp/p1p5/4P2r/1P3P2/3RN1Pb/2N2Q1P/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ g4 Rh6 Nf5 ]

e)
Dawid Janowski vs Emanuel Lasker, Paris, 1912
[ ...hxg4 Qxg4 Nf5 ]

The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Emanuel Lasker vs Frank Marshall, St. Petersburg, 1914
1k1r4/3b1p2/QP1b3p/1p1p4/3P2pN/1R4P1/KPPq1PP1/4r2R w - - 1 0
[ Qa7+ Kc8 Qa8+ ]

b)
White Mates in 2.
Emanuel Lasker vs Fritz Englund, Scheveningen, 1913
2kr1b1r/pp3ppp/2p1b2q/4B3/4Q3/2PB2R1/PPP2PPP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxc6+ ]

c)
Emanuel Lasker vs Allies, Riazan, 1914
1rn5/p1pk3p/1rp5/3q2p1/Q2Pbp2/B7/PPP3P1/2K1RB1R w - - 0 1
[ Bc4 w/Rh6 ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Max Walter vs Emanuel Lasker, Ostrava, 1923
4r1k1/3n1ppp/4r3/3n3q/Q2P4/5P2/PP2BP1P/R1B1R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg6+ if Kh1 Qxf3+ ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
5r1k/1p4pq/2pp2p1/4p3/8/1B1PKN2/P6r/Q5R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf3+ Kxf3 Qh3+ Rg3 Qf5+ ]

## Chess opening series from wtharvey.com

The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 2.
M Ley vs Emanuel Lasker, USA, 1926
5r1k/7p/p7/2p5/P1P5/1P6/5rRK/3q4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh5+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Emanuel Lasker vs Buchholtz, Copenhagen, 1927
1rb2q1r/ppppk3/4p1Q1/3nP2p/7P/2PB4/P4PP1/R1B1K3 w Q - 1 0
[ Bg5+ Qf6 Bxf6+ ]

c)
Emanuel Lasker vs J Troxler, Lucerne, 1935
rnbq1r2/p1pnb1pk/1p2pp2/3pP3/3P3P/2N1BN2/PPP2PP1/R2QK2R w - - 0 1
[ Ng5+ ]

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